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witch

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Hi. I have just found and joined this forum. I need some help trying to find my maternal grandparents' marriage. G/mother was maud beckett, born 1901, died 1958. G/father was george west c1900 to c1936. My mother was born in 1929. They lived in Plumstead. g/mother also had a second marriage to stanley shelley, again I can find no record. I'm also new to family history tracing & have no living members to ask. Thanks for any aid.
 

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Hi Witch,

I've had a look but cannot see the marriage, but will have another look under West this time.

Are there any other children born b/4 your mother? this might help to narrow it down, there are other possibilities! it has been left off the GRO index, they didnt marry, she may have been married before.
 

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I am so impressed.:) Thank you so far. Yes, her middle name was Louisa. My mum was the eldest child ( deceased 1970) . Her b/cert gives beckett & west so I thought her parents were not married. Next child, my uncle, his b/cert gives parents as west. There were no children from the shelley mariage but it's just great to have a little more info.
 

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On her marriage to Stanley Shelley she gives her maiden name in theory it should be her married name and on the marriage cert late west formerly beckett, (this is what I have on one of mine ,(late divorced wife of..., widow and formerly), unless the 1st marriage wasnt mentioned but still unable to find it.
I also had a look for George Wests death the, looking from 1934-1938 the only one I found was a George J West year 1936 (cant remember what 1/4 it was) district Woolwich age 69.
 

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I recently "found" one of my mum's brothers, Len. He's not a lot of help unfortunately as his only inormation is that his father ( george frederick west) died when he was 6. As Len was born in 1933, that is where I took the info on george's death. I have found a record 3rd qtr 1939 Dartford, which is close to where they lived. Len was sent to a children's home along with a younger brother while my mum stayed with her mum. I never thought of Maud as having been married before although I did wonder at her having children "late" . Many thanks for what you are doing.
 

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